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Guide To Sun Life Stadium

November 6, 2010 11:20 AM

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Source: www.SunLifeStadium.com

Sun Life Stadium is the home for Miami Dolphins and UM Hurricanes football and is converted into a baseball stadium for Florida Marlins games. The stadium was the site of the most recent Super Bowl, XLIV and also serves as home for the annual Orange Bowl.

Although the stadium has gone through seven name changes since gates opened in 1987, the name Sun Life is contracted to stick until January, 2015. The former names, in order are: Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium.

Sun Life Stadium

2269 Northwest 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 623-6100
www.sunlifestadium.com

The Marlins are expected to move out of the Sun Life Stadium in 2012 when construction is finished on the new ballpark in Miami. Stadium officials are hoping to make some major renovations once the Marlins move-out, including the addition of a canopy roof that will shield fans from weather elements, but the field will remain exposed. Plans to bring the lower bowl stands closer to the field are also in the works.

Tip: Although it is only twenty-three years old, the stadium has hosted five Super Bowls, two World Series, and three BCS National Championship Games.

Coming & Going

Sun Life Stadium is conveniently located in the city of Miami Gardens right off the Turnpike’s Homestead Extension, but if you take the Turnpike be prepared to pay a toll on your way in and out of the facility. With over 23,000 available spaces, Sun Life’s parking lot is one of the largest of any venue in America and was designed for tailgating. You will have to pay to park and prices vary for different sporting events. The cost to park at a Marlins game is usually around 10-dollars, parking spots at Dolphins games are more expensive, costing around 25-dollars.
Sun Life Stadium is easily accessible for people with disabilities. 250 Parking spaces are designated for handicapped people.

Driving Directions
From Broward County:
Turnpike SOUTH
Exit #2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza)

From Miami-Dade County:
I-95 NORTH
Turnpike NORTH
Exit #2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza)

From the West Coast
I-75 EAST
I-595 EAST
Turnpike SOUTH
Exit #2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza)

Click Here for Parking Prices and Map

Mass Transit
Metro-Rail service is available for sporting events at Sun Life Stadium. Click Here for a schedule.

Tickets

Ticket prices at Sun Life Stadium run from reasonable to very expensive.  It is not uncommon to see a range of ticket  prices from $40 to $30,ooo for a home Dolphins Game.
There are several ways to get tickets to any of the games at Sun Life Stadium.
Call or email the ticket office :  (888) 271-2269
Dolphins Tickets

UM Hurricanes Tickets

Florida Marlins Tickets

You can also visit Ticketmaster or Stubhub online. Both are secure sites but expect to pay some lofty service charges.

Dolphins fans can buy and sell tickets at the Ticket Exchange at NFL.com, but expect to pay a service charge of at least $10 per ticket.

Seating

Sun Life Stadium can house up to 75,540 fans for football games and 36,500 for baseball games. Premium seating in the Club Level and private suites are available.
Click Here for a map of stadium levels and seating.

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